Thursday, May 7, 2009

Don't Laugh, This Is Serious

I'm going to be away for a little while, not sure when I'll be back, but I wanted to leave you with a little chuckle. Return often.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Breakfast With A Hawk

(46 second video)

I didn't mean to interrupt the hawk's breakfast, but apparently he didn't like me standing there shooting him while he was enjoying his frog. As you can see in the below photo, he ripped the frog's head off and tossed it aside (lower left of photo), then proceeded to eat the frog from the top down. Do you think he was saving the legs for last because they are the tastiest?

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Window Cam, One

I looked out my living room window early this morning, just to check out what kind of a day it was, and along came several balloons. I took five one-minute videos through the window, before I ran out the door and chased the balloons over to the Champions Gate Golf Club - their favorite destination - where I shot the above photo.

Mmmm, maybe I should have named this blog The Hot Air Balloon Daily Photo Blog.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Three Balloons

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

No Patience

I spotted several hot air balloons floating south of the Clock Tower Plaza, so I shot them, then decided to take a video of one of them. I got a little impatient and spun around, thinking the balloon was moving too slow, but it did move quite a distance in that minute, as you can see.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Easter Morning Sky

I went to the Market Street Cafe in Celebration, Florida for breakfast on Easter morning and shot these on the way over.

See skies from around the world at the Sky Watch blog.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Big, Strong and Vulnerable

[One Minute Video]

The weather was pretty bad here today - lots of thunderstorms, tornado warnings, even some hail. When it calmed down a bit, I stopped by the Kissimmee lake front and caught a few pictures of my favorite Great Blue Heron. That was an Anhinga that buzzed him. I was hoping he'd come back for a second shot, but he flew off to annoy some other bird, lol.

Monday, April 13, 2009

A Sunset

The sun going down behind the Champions Gate Golf Club on April 4, 2009.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Champ's 360

The spacious firmament on high,
With all the blue ethereal sky,
And spangled heavens, a shining frame,
Their great Original proclaim.

~ Addison, Ode (1712)

Happy Easter!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Big Little

Odd fact: I have never been inside the Omni Hotel at Champions Gate, but I've taken hundreds of photos of it.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Grilled Jumbo Italians

I stopped by the Annual Spring Art Festival in Celebration, Florida yesterday morning and got a few shots of the festivities. As soon as I spotted these vendors I whipped out my easel and palette* and captured this scene so I could create this watercolor when I got back to my studio. Imagine, all those artists displaying their beautiful creations and this is what caught my eye, lol.

*digital camera

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Clock Tower

I apologize for my absence this week - I've been traveling to and from the west coast of Florida for business purposes and haven't had the time or energy to post anything.

The first photo shows the Clock Tower peeking through the newly sprouted Crepe Myrtle. The Clock Tower Plaza looks so beautiful when the crepes are in bloom. Something tells me that the time on the clock will be fixed one of these days. LOL

The second photo shows a beautiful morning sky and my trusty little pick-up truck. I just passed the 360,000 mile mark yesterday. I love my little Toyota!